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Understanding Queensland's native vegetation clearing laws

Native vegetation is critical for maintaining biodiversity, preventing land degradation and reducing Queensland’s carbon emissions.

Clearing in Queensland is regulated through the vegetation management framework. It applies to most land tenures, including freehold land, Indigenous land, leasehold land and occupational licences under the Land Act 1994.

This guide explains:

  • the meaning of clearing
  • the vegetation that is regulated under the vegetation management framework
  • different notification or permit requirements
  • other laws that may apply to your clearing.

Understanding Queensland's native vegetation clearing laws

In this guide:

  1. About vegetation clearing
  2. Requirements for clearing vegetation
  3. How we monitor clearing and ensure people comply with the laws
  4. What other laws apply to clearing

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